Ferland (lower body) is projected to slot back into the lineup against the Hurricane on Thursday. Ferland returns to the ice after just a one-game absence. The winger has just one goal in five outings this season and will likely find himself relegated to a third-line role following the signing of Jaromir Jagr.
Ferland (lower body) will sit out Saturday's tilt in Vancouver, Ryan Leslie of the team's official site reports. There's no indication as to when Ferland suffered the injury, though Tanner Glass will take the hard-hitting wing's spot in the lineup. Calgary's next game is Thursday against Carolina, so unless Ferland's injury is serious, he should have enough time to get healthy for puck drop.
Ferland agreed to a two-year deal with the Flames on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Eric Francis of Sportsnet reports. He'll earn an average of $1.75 million over the next two years after signing his new pact with the Flames. Ferland enjoyed a mini breakout season in 2016-17, tallying 15 goals and 10 assists over 76 games. He's now primed to take another step forward as a member of Calgary's top line.
Ferland has filed for salary arbitration, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. The Flames protected Ferland from the expansion draft and went on to extend him a qualifying offer, so it's clear they have him in their long-term plans. However, Ferland is going to push for a better deal rather than settling for the qualifying offer. A hearing will be set for late July, although the two sides will continue to negotiate in the meantime with the hope of avoiding the arbitration process. Ferland is coming off arguably his best season with the Flames, as he notched 15 goals and 10 assists across a career-high 76 games.
Ferland will not be exposed to the upcoming NHL expansion draft, Eric Francis of Sportsnet reports. Still just 24 years of age, Ferland has grown offensively on a yearly basis through his first three seasons. He posted 25 points (15 goals, 10 assists) in his third campaign at the top level despite seeing a slight dip in ice time (11:34) from the previous year. He should serve as a solid piece among the team's top six skaters next season.
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